• Indonesia:Semen Indonesia’s Rembang plant aids local communities

    From the start of 2016, Semen Indonesia has channelled Rp.1.78 billion’s worth of aid to the communities around its Rembang plant. Assistance includes the construction of appropriate housing, the creation of a village gate, building latrines, as well as the provision of tree see

  • US: Eagle Materials reports cement earnings up by 11% to US$41.8m in Q3

    US: Eagle Materials has reported that its earnings from its cement business rose by 11% year-on-year to US$41.8m in the third quarter of 2015. The earnings increase was attributed to a 4% increase in average net cement sales prices and record quarterly cement sales volumes. Cemen

  • Turkey: Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association signs wage agreement with union

    Turkey: The Turkish Cement Manufacturers' Association (TÇMB) has signed a two-year labour agreement with the CIMSE-IS union. Under the terms of the deal workers wages will rise by 10.5% from 1 January 2016, according to CIMSE-IS and Reuters. Subsequently, workers will rece

  • Ghana evaluating cement trade-war

    Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, the Ghanaian Minister of Trade and Industries has announced that his Ministry is undertaking a thorough evaluation of various interests in the current trade-war between local cement manufacturers and importers. In his announcement he stated that the evalaut

  • Spanish cement consumption up by 5.3%

    Cement consumption in Spain reached 11 408 287 t by the end of 2015, 5.3% more than in 2014. This figure confirms the slowdown in annual growth. Exports have fallen by 4.4% in 2015, reaching 9 233 979 t, 422826 t less than in 2014. In 2016, Oficemen expects a moderate growth of 7

  • Sinoma and ABB sign strategic cooperation agreement

    In early January 2016, Sinoma-Int and ABB held a strategic agreement signing ceremony. Mr. Yin Zhisong, general manager of Sinoma-Int, and Mr. Ya Wenlin, director of ABB, jointly signed the agreement. Mr. Shen Jun, chairman of Sinoma-Int, and Dr. Gu Chunyuan, chairman and CEO of

  • CDI sign EPC contract with Xinfeng

    CDI (Chengdu Design & Research Institute of Building Materials Industry Company) has signed a SNG (Synthetic Natural Gas) project EPC contract with Hebei Wuan Xinfeng Circular Economy Industrial Investment Development Company in Handan. It will have a significant impact on re

  • Sinoma awarded AAA credit enterprise rating

    China Chamber of Commerce for Import & Export of Machinery and Electronic Products recently organised the 2015 enterprise credit grade evaluation. After re-evaluation, Sinoma Equipment and Technology Group Co. Ltd. once again obtained the highest grade, AAA, credit enterprise